When the Dallas Cowboys take the field in Washington on Sunday night for the regular season opener, there's a good chance they'll be without 2/5 of their starting offensive line.
Right tackle Marc Colombo underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last month, just days before left guard Kyle Kosier would suffer a partial MCL tear. Colombo has a better shot at returning in time for the September 12 opener than does Kosier, but his status hinges on his ability to practice through the rest of the week.
"We'll see on Wednesday," Phillips said of Colombo, per the Dallas Morning News. "If he can practice, he'll practice and if he can't, then I'll be less optimistic."
Alex Barron, who came over from St. Louis in a trade this offseason, is scheduled to replace Colombo if he is held out; Montrae Holland will replace Kosier. Andre Gurode will serve as a back-up guard in this scenario and, if worse comes to worse, if Gurode is obliged to move over to guard, rookie Phil Costa will take over at center.
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